‘Animal Care Day’ on hold as the zoo closes due to power outage

UPDATE: The Fort Wayne Children’s zoo is currently closed due to a power outage.  Around 9 a.m. Thursday the zoo posted the following to social media:

The Zoo is currently without power and we will not be able to open until power is restored. We don’t have phone service either. We will reopen as quickly as power is restored.

Posted by Fort Wayne Children's Zoo on Thursday, August 1, 2019

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests to see how they care for their animals during Animal Care Day on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Animal Care Day highlights how specific departments such as their veterinary department, commissary and animal department work together to care for animals and ensure they have the highest quality of life.
Animal Care Day activities will introduce young guests to animal health checks, animal nutrition and diets, animal enrichment and training, and other family friendly animal care centered activities.

“We want our guest to get a glimpse of all that goes on behind the scenes to care for our amazing zoo animals,” said Bonnie Kemp, Director of Communications for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. “Animal Care Day is a great opportunity to highlight our incredible zoo staff and the important work they perform here.
Animal Care Day activities are free with paid zoo admission.